DMX has died a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 50.


The rapper and actor, born Earl Simmons, died at White Plains Hospital in New York on Friday, his family confirms

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” they wrote in a statement.

Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle, and the man the world knew as DMX

DMX is set to be honored at a public memorial service at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center later this month.

On April 24, the late rapper and actor will be remembered at the New York-based arena, his manager Steve Rifkind told Deadline, which reported that specific details, such as ticketing and how many people will be allowed to attend, are still being determined.

Capacity at Barclays Center, where DMX last performed in June 2019, will be limited amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the public memorial event, those who were close to the late rapper will attend a private funeral service at a church in New York City, Deadline reported. We will keep you posted